Modest cottage, probably early 17th century, stuccoed, with two-light plain mullioned windows. (1)
The earliest identifiable phase at 15 St John's Street is a one-and-a-half storey cross-wing dating from the early to mid-17th century, the hall range to which the cross-wing belonged now forming 17 St John's Street. The cross wing is constructed in coursed gritstone rubble and has a roof of blue clay tiles. It is currently of two bays and two rooms per floor, but has been truncated at its east end. There is an original three-light mullion window in the south wall at first floor level. No evidence for original heating was apparent on either floor. The roof is carried by a single set of purlins, supported by the cross-wall and gables. The division of the hall and cross-wing probably occurred in the late 18th century, when both ground floor rooms and the west first floor room were provided with fireplaces. (2)
A total of ten cores were taken for tree-ring analysis, mainly from timbers in the cross-wing but also from the hall range and party wall. The results produced a very narrow date range for the felling of the timbers of 1674-1676. (3)
Unpublished document: Menuge, A (RCHME). 1992. Historic Building Report. 15, St John's Street, Wirksworth, Derbyshire. SMR Doc. No. 713.
Unpublished document: Nottingham University Tree-Ring Dating Laboratory. Dendro Sample Record and Summary. Initial report 15 December 1993.
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WIRKSWORTH, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
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